Only one person can win the give-a-way but everyone can take the ten min and make their own 🙂
These little guys are very easy to make, the rules are simple, 1/3 of everything based on weight.. and a little goes along way..
So for a first time, try 2oz of beeswax, 2 oz of a hard at room temp oil, and 2 oz of a liquid at room temp.. My own reading seems to say that for hard oils, coconut or tallow are the best choices, for the liquid oil, I have read, almond oil, olive oil, or any other good quality oil that you have in the house, (Do keep in mind that Grapeseed oil goes rancid very quickly, so be aware of that one, make a very small batch so its used up in three months ideally)
Get out your kitchen scale and measure the parts out.. Heat over very low heat till all melted, stir together, If you are going to add scent, now is the time, add in your essential oils, lemongrass, orange, lemon, or any other natural scent you find appealing, I would say around 10 drops in a 6oz batch would be good but go lighter or heavier on your own nose.
now if you have a silicone mini cupcake/brownie mold, you have it, it you don’t, put a paper cupcake in your regular tin, Pour your oils, remember you want a easy to hold in your hands small bar (don’t go to big on these, I found that 2oz each was a nice big lotion bar). Allow to sit for three hours or so, till hard again at room temp.
If in the silicone mold, just turn them out, if you are using the cupcake papers, take out, and peel the paper off, and put into a little box to keep from getting dusty, I put mine into little bags so they can travel with me, I have one by my bed to do before bed time, an I have one in the area I do my writing so I can it.
Have fun, these are very quick and easy to make, they can be made into tiny batches, and I expect you could use a larger chocolate mold and make kids their own very creative lotion bars to use themselves. I have seen some that are made to be used at different times of the year and for different reason’s, more on that later
I have noticed very quickly something interesting on these, while it does take a little time to warm up and get the bar to work, and a bit of time to soak in, it does leave a protective cover on your skin afterwards and for someone that works outside and gets wind on my skin, this has been a very good thing indeed.